Tag: Gluttony

CIRQUE NOCTURNE – ADL FRINGE 2017

Young, newly formed Adelaide troupe Cirque Nocturne are appearing at the Empyrean at Gluttony until March 5th. Aiming for a film noir aesthetic they present various circus style acts including hoop twirling, juggling, acrobatics, and trapeze.  The stand out performance is a skilled demonstration of fire twirling which is well coordinated with the music and …

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FRINGE 2017: Fuego Carnal – Empyrean – Gluttony – 4K

By Tom Eckert Fuego Carnal is a landscape of family friendly S&M undertones circus, Spanish accents and quite a lot of fire. Much like the stock examples of this type of show each performer appears to have a specialty that they perform for the crowd. many of these are very impressive but lose their awe-inspiring …

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FRINGE 2017 – ARRR is for Adventure by Atmospheric Artistries – La Petite Grande, Gluttony – 4K

To riff further on a subject of constant consternation for me, it must be beyond challenging to design and perform a children’s show. Who can pinpoint with any accuracy what the little ones will find funny or boring, entertaining or tiresome? Regardless of the source of the entertainment, it is immediately obvious when a kid’s …

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FRINGE 2017 – A Frayed Knot by DADO – La Petite Grande, Gluttony – 3K

It must be incredibly difficult designing a show for children which is simple enough to keep the little ones amused but also contains enough comedy to keep mum and dad chuckling in the audience. Certainly DADO’s “A Frayed Knot” does its best to transcend these boundaries – the one-man show contains plenty of winks, double …

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FRINGE 2017:SOAP – The Peacock – Gluttony – 4K

By Tom Eckert Previous festival winner SOAP returns to Gluttony’s The Peacock and had no trouble selling tickets managing to sell out their very first show of the season. Whether this is because their reputation precedes them or the ubiquitous appeal of the promise of acrobatics, and the promise of a watery novelty remains to …

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FRINGE 2016: Papillon – 5K

By Amy Nancarrow Having been fortunate enough to see a few physical theatre and circus shows at this year’s Fringe, I thought I’d already seen the best of the bunch – until Papillon, a combination of theatre, circus, cabaret, and comedy, made me laugh, gasp, and look on at these talented performances in awe. Set …

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FRINGE 2016: Alice Fraser – The Resistance – 3.5K

By Amy Nancarrow Comedian Alice Fraser sits on the stage with her trusty banjo and new tiny piano – “I need to use it enough to write it off on tax” – and sings songs about love, urban animals, and the fact that the craziest stories in her show sound like fiction, but are actually …

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FRINGE 2016: Aerial – 4.5K

By Anthony Nguyen It is without a doubt that circus shows are hugely popular at the Adelaide Fringe every year, and Aerial is one of the acts that does not fail to impress. As the title would suggest, Aerial essentially features airborne stunts and acrobatics, particularly with aerial silk. Presented by the local talents of …

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FRINGE 2016: Luminous – 3K

By Amy Nancarrow. Black lights. UV Paint. Circus performances. It’s a match made in psychedelic heaven, and this is what Sydney troupe Art Kinetica attempt with their performance of Luminous, a show filled with contortionists, circus performers, and an other-worldly cast of creatures. The concept is fantastic, and in a lot of ways, Luminous does …

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Fringe 2016 – Hotel Tokyo – Gluttony – The Octagon – 2K

By Tom Eckert   Hotel Tokyo are giving nothing away with their title or description and so you are left to draw your own conclusions before walking into The Octagon. However, upon taking your seat and letting your eyes wander over the Pokémon-onesie clad cast bounding around the edge taking selfie’s with the audience decked out …

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